peshawar   -  Women Chamber of Commerce and Industry (WCCI) Peshawar and Small and Medium Enterprises Development Authority (SMEDA) have agreed to enhance professional skills of small-scale women businesspersons in different trades, promotion of finishing products as well as facilitate them in tax-related matters. 

The agreement signed at a meeting between WCCI Peshawar President Rabail Riaz and SMEDA provincial chief Rashid Aman here on Friday. On the occasion, the meeting discussed a number of proposals regarding economic empowerment of SMEs businesswomen, initiation of special training programs and marketing their finished handmade products in an efficient manner through holding joint trade exhibitions and decided to formulate a joint strategy in this regard. 

Rabail Riaz urged SMEDA to take measures for facilitating businesswomen attached with small scale businesses and trade activities, besides she emphasized to arrange special training sessions to build their professional skills and abilities to make finishing products in an efficient way.

“Women are playing a pivotal role in the economic development of the country,” said the WCCI chief. However, she stressed the government’s subordinate institutions need to provide businesswomen ample opportunities to promote their products and businesses in a well-organized manner. 

Rashid Aman speaking on the occasion assured that SMEDA would take steps to facilitate SMEs businesswomen at every level. 

He agreed to the proposals of the WCCI chief regarding holding training sessions and guidance of tax-system and others which would be implemented with joint consultation and cooperation.